Enjoy a Delicious Raw Food Breakfast on the Go
Posted on May 01 2013 | (4) Comments
Getting a delicious and nutritious start to your day is easy when you’re at home, but what about when you’re traveling? As you’ll see in the two new demonstrations videos that I’ve uploaded to my YouTube Channel, enjoying raw food on a business trip or vacation is a breeze. With a little advance planning, you can turn a hotel room into a raw food kitchen...and today I’m going to help you serve up breakfast.
Fresh Ideas for Raw Food in the Morning
Fresh fruit is the easiest, quickest raw food breakfast you can enjoy. A bowl of fruit in the morning provides a wonderful combination of nutrients that will energize you and keep your appetite satisfied until lunchtime. You get vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water to help you stay hydrated. And if you add a small handful of almonds or other raw nuts, you’ll be getting a nice serving of protein, too.
Compare that to a “typical” grab-and-go breakfast of coffee and a doughnut. All your body gets from that is a rush from the unrefined sugar and caffeine...followed by a crash a few hours later.
4 Steps to a Savory & Satisfying Raw Food Breakfast
Even though I love sweets, I sometimes crave something more savory for breakfast. When I’m traveling, a simple avocado is the only fruit I need. That’s right! Avocado is actually a fruit. It’s smooth and creamy like a banana, but with a slightly nutty flavor that I simply adore.
Here’s all you do:
- Cut your avocado in half
- Remove the pit
- Sprinkle the flesh with salt
- Eat it with a spoon
How to Make Raw Food Luggage-Friendly
Many hotels offer complimentary breakfast buffets and fruit is almost always available, and you’re likely to find a wonderful selection including oranges, apples, bananas, melon, and even pineapple. You can also try shopping at a local supermarket or convenience store and pick up your breakfast goodies when you arrive.
You can also pack fresh fruit in your carry-on luggage. As you’ll see in the video, I recommend that you pack fruit in a wooden bowl on top of your carryon bag. The bowl does double-duty: it protects your fruit from getting crushed and also serves as a serving dish. You can even fill up a bowl with fresh fruit as a way to brighten up a generic hotel room. The colors are beautiful!
If you’re going to be having avocados as your raw food breakfast, I recommend that you bring along a small knife (with a protective sheath) and a flexible chopping mat. Don’t pack your knife in your carryon bag; it will trigger a problem at the security gate. Simply place it in a bag that you’ll be checking.
I’m taking a mini-poll on breakfast eaters. Do you like a breakfast food that goes down easy (like a smoothie?) or do you prefer something that requires a little more mouth action (like granola?) Post your answer in the comments section below.